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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does the Authority react to Wili's ploy?
2. How does Wili deal with the threats around the pass that the Tinker's occupy?
3. Della gives Mike information about what?
4. How does Wili's relationship with Jill change after he returns to Paul's house?
5. What does Allison discover about her comrades?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Mike feel about losing Jeremy inside the bobble at the bioscience lab?
2. What fears do Mike and Allison express when the group returns to Paul's home?
3. How are Wili and the others able to approach closer to the enclave?
4. How does Wili predict where the embobbled tenement building will go?
5. How does Wili manipulate Della and Mike while they are at the demonstration of the power generator?
6. What sacrifice does Jill make for Wili?
7. How does Avery lose control over the situation early in the battle with the Tinkers?
8. Why does Avery believe the Tinkers should be wiped out?
9. How and why do Mike and Wili demonstrate their new bobble generator?
10. How are Paul and the others able to travel to the Authority enclave in secret?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Avery, the leader of the Authority in its base of power, the west coast of the United States, begins the novel as a suspicious but effective leader. As events progress, he slowly looses his grasp on sanity, and it becomes clear he has allowed his obsessions to get the better of him.
1) Discuss Avery as a character and a leader. What are his most important defining traits, what makes him an effective leader, and how did he come to a position of power within the Authority?
2) Describe the obsessions that plague Avery and how he struggles with them. Cite examples of Avery either overcoming or being defeated by these obsessions and describe how these events affect his psyche.
3) Explain Avery's final descent into madness, its causes, and its effects on the final conflict with the Tinkers.
Essay Topic 2
The Tinkers are a wide spread and loosely organized group that reveres Paul and his work. Although they suffer a significant blow during the events after the chess tournament, their actions as a group drive the plot of the second half of the novel.
1) Describe the Tinkers as a group, their organization, resources, philosophy, and goals.
2) Describe the relationship between the Authority and the Tinkers and discuss the reasons this relationship becomes stressed to the point of war.
3) Discuss some of the major aids that the Tinkers are able to provide to the average people of this setting, and describe the general attitude of those people towards the Tinkers.
Essay Topic 3
Della is a skilled operative and military leader for the Authority and initially appears willing to do anything to carry out her mission to capture Paul Hoehler. However, her sentiments change and more details about her personality are revealed; she eventually betrays the Authority in stop project Renaissance.
1) Describe Della's position within the Authority and make an assessment of her capabilities and loyalties.
2) Explain how Della uses Mike, and speculate as to whether or not Mike's morals affect her.
3) Discuss Della's progression as a character, particularly her distaste for killing, and her decision to betray the Authority. What are her reasons for this drastic action?
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